‘Failure of leadership’ as Yorkshire police force lets down vulnerable victims

The Yorkshire police force whose chief constable left under a cloud a week ago has been given the lowest possible score by a watchdog for its protection of vulnerable victims.

In a damning indictment, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), said it was “a cause of great concern” that recurring issues at Humberside Police had not been addressed.

Inspectors gave the force an “inadequate” grading for protecting vulnerable people, a step down from “requires improvement” last year, while overall its effectiveness was judged as requiring improvement for the second year running.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/failure-of-leadership-as-yorkshire-police-force-lets-down-vulnerable-victims-1-8416273

Police ‘rationing’ puts public at risk, warns watchdog

Some police forces are putting the public at an unacceptable risk by rationing their response as they struggle with cutbacks, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary warns.

The inspectors say there are now too few detectives and in some areas an erosion of neighbourhood policing.

Their report found that most of the 43 forces in England and Wales were providing a good service.

But it warned others were not doing the basics, leaving victims let down.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39135300

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